2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate

Last week Carter took a look at a US-legal C5 Audi RS6 Avant that in terms of “super wagons” is right up there, and now that they are over 15 years-old, serious collectible vehicles. Thing is, you don’t get these amazing long bodies without some serious creative engineering and doing things like twin-turbocharging an already big V8. Mercedes-Benz is never one to be outdone, so they jumped into the game with the first-generation E55 AMG Estate and then went nuts on the W211 chassis with the supercharged E55 and 6.2 liter V8 E63. Today’s car is is the latter E63 that is just 1 or 62 examples produced for the 2007 model year for the US market. However, just like the RS6, big power means big issues, and judging by this car’s history, the E63 is not immune to that.

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Year: 2007
Model: E63 AMG Estate
VIN: WDDDJ76X46A059489
Engine: 6.2 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 144,000 mi
Location: Redding, CT
Price: $24,999 Buy It Now

“1 of 62 produced in 2007, one of 22 in Silver/black, one of less than 10 in this option combination.507 bhp/465 ft-lbs torque, Immaculate condition, 3 Previous Owners, No Accidents, No Damage, No Paintwork Clean Carfax, Incredibly well maintained with Tons of Service and Maintenance records going back many years. Clean title/no leins Features/Options: P1 Package, P2 Package, AvantGarde Package (“Sport Package”), Keyless GO system, Bi-Xenon Headlights with Active Cornering Function, Multi-Contour Sport Seats, Heated AND Cooled Seats, THIRD ROW JUMP SEAT, Airmatic Suspension (height-adjustable), Power Liftgate, Mercedes OEM All-weather Floor Mats (and stock carpeted mats), WeatherTech Custom Cargo Liner for rear cargo area, Bluetooth for Phone Connectivity & Music Streaming.Over $10k in recent repairs and preventative Maintenance:New Radiator, New Coolant Tank, New Transmission, New Motor Mounts, New Temp Sensor, New Coolant Sensors, New Power Steering Pump & Valve Cover Gaskets”

Doing some quick math here, 144,000 miles in about 12 years is right on the national average of 12,000 miles a year. Why is that significant? Because someone probably used this as a daily driver all that time. Kudos to them because if you have to drive a wagon, it might as well have 507 horsepower and a killer exhaust note. On the downside, using this car as daily driver means things wear out, and oh boy did they wear out in this one. No mention of the headbolts ever needing done, but basically everything else needed replaced. Just to highlight the big ones, this car needed a new transmission, radiator, power steering pump, coolant tank, and a whole list of other things. Maybe I’m crazy, but things like transmissions and power steering pumps shouldn’t need replaced at 12 years-old and 144,000 miles. I get wearable parts, that is part of the game, but a transmission?

I guess one positive is that the next buyer won’t be needing to replace the transmission unless they rack up another 144,000 for 12 years, but I’m sure other things are just waiting. To pay for this privilege of doing so, you need to bring $25,000 for this car. Looking at recent sales, that is about market value and maybe even a touch high considering the miles. $25,000 to $30,000 will get you in a nice E63 Estate with probably a pile of maintenance to go along with it. I think I would need this price to be closer to $20,000 given it’s issues outside of normal repairs, although looking at the several dozen watchers on this listing, I think someone will pony up for it. Probably not me however.

– Andrew

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3 Comments

  1. Really? You think MB trannys–or BMW’s or Audis, or…have 200k transmissions in them now? Given the increasing complexity thru the years, and folks inability to pay for the $400 that is necessary to do it right, I would count this car as being on the verge of a transmission. Might as well just put the money in a coffee can and wait. I also don’t see anything about an evaporator, and of course, I’ll let everyone else come down on it for the headbolts. Cool car, great drive, but you’ve got to accept the realities of lifespan on the late model components. Sadly, they are not designed for that kind of life anymore….

  2. You said it yourself………..”1 of 62 produced in 2007,.507 bhp/465 ft-lbs torque”

    This isn’t a tranny sitting behind a 130hp accord. This is 144,000mi of 465ftlb of rubber roasting power in a transmission built with technology from 13 years ago.

  3. Reuben Allen AKin

    Sorry, realized it just had a tranny. Definetly a plus.

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